What does sporadic mean?

Definitions for sporadicspəˈræd ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sporadic(adj)

    recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

    "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"


  1. sporadic(Adjective)

    Rare and scattered in occurrence.

  2. sporadic(Adjective)

    Exhibiting random behavior; patternless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sporadic(adj)

    occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a flower

  2. Origin: [Gr. scattered, fr. , , scattered, fr. to sow seed, to scatter like seed: cf. F. sporadique. See Spore.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sporadic

    -al, spō-rad′ik, -al, adj. scattered—a term specially applied to any disease usually epidemic or contagious, when it attacks only a few persons in a district and does not spread in its ordinary manner.—adv. Sporad′ically.—n. Sporad′icalness. [Gr. sporadikossporas, sporados, scattered—speirein, to sow.]

Anagrams for sporadic »

  1. carpoids, picadors


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporadic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sporadic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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